Vancouver’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Pi Theatre Present a Moving Play about Violence and Forgiveness

Image of Luisa Jojic and Douglas Ennenberg by Emily Cooper

A work of theatre is truly exemplary if audience members can leave the performance transformed and inspired to think more deeply about themselves and the world they take for granted.

The Events, a play presented by Pi Theatre and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, is particularly timely in the new year, a period characterized by reflection and taking stock of the past.

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Vancouver’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Pi Theatre Present a Moving Play about Violence and Forgiveness

World’s Most Celebrated Flamenco Artist Comes to Vancouver January 21

Noche Flamenco's acclaimed Soledad Barrio. Photo: Laura Murray Public Relations

When it comes to authentic, riveting flamenco, it doesn’t get better than the world-renowned Spanish flamenco company Noche Flamenca and their star Soledad Barrio, arguably the world’s most celebrated flamenco artist. The winners of audience adoration, critical praise and multiple dance awards, including the National Dance Project (2006 & 2009), the Lucille Lortel Award for Special Theatrical Experience (2003), and annual awards from the National Endowment for the Arts since 2007, Noche Flamenca garnered a large following in Vancouver after a sold out, standing-room-only engagement during the 2009 Cultural Olympiad.

This month, Noche Flamenca and Soledad Barrio return to Vancouver by popular demand to perform at UBC’s Chan Centre, in partnership with the 2012 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, for one night only on January 21, 2012.

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World’s Most Celebrated Flamenco Artist Comes to Vancouver January 21

2010 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival January 20 – February 6

2010 PuSh Festival. Photo by Mathilde Darel

Like the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the Vancouver International Fringe Festival, this month’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of the year’s 10 Not-to-Miss Vancouver Performing Arts Experiences.

The PuSh Festival brings visionary music, theatre and dance to Vancouver, showcasing Canada’s best new genre-bending performance works, as well as works from around the world.

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2010 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival January 20 – February 6